Movie star Chris Pratt criticized one of the best UFC fighters in the world right now

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Israel Adesanya and Chris Pratt.
Israel Adesanya and Chris Pratt.Photos by Getty Images
  • Israel Adesanya made one of the most epic walkouts in UFC history Saturday at UFC 276.

  • But the middleweight champion's win was nowhere near as thrilling.

  • The performance spawned criticism from Hollywood actor Chris Pratt, who was Octagonside at the time.

LAS VEGAS — Chris Pratt is either brave … or stupid.

The Hollywood movie star watched UFC 276 recently and was left unimpressed by what he saw transpire in the main event.

Israel Adesanya, one of the best fighters in the UFC, created an epic walk-out Saturday when he dressed like WWE's iconic character Undertaker and carried an urn to the Octagon with his opponent Jared Cannonier's name on it.

Israel Adesanya walks out at UFC 276.
Israel Adesanya walks out at UFC 276.Photo by Getty Images

Within an hour, he'd defeated Cannonier after five rounds of ultimate fighting at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, to retain his UFC middleweight championship.

The fight itself was not anywhere near as epic as Adesanya's entrance, but it saw the City Kickboxing Gym striker make a fifth successful defense of the 185-pound title.

Israel Adesanya beat Jared Cannonier at UFC 276.
Israel Adesanya beat Jared Cannonier at UFC 276.Photo by Getty Images

Pratt, though, wanted more.

"I'm gonna say this as humbly as I can, as a guy who never stepped in the Octagon. I don't know this game, I'm just an actor. But I'm not a fan, man," said Pratt on the UFC 276 post-fight show broadcast on ESPN.

For Pratt, a walk-out as epic as the one Adesanya made, combined with all the promotional talk he made in the build-up to the bout, warranted a more thunderous type of fight and/or finish.

Chris Pratt was Octagonside from the first fight at UFC 276.
Chris Pratt was Octagonside from the first fight at UFC 276.Photo by Getty Images

"I'm not a fan of coming out, like, all that talk and then just kind of putting on a little bit of a pitter-patter," Pratt said. "I'm like, 'Come on, man. Cash on that.' You've got to cash on that promise of being so badass."

He finished by remarking that he was sure of the result prior to the bout — an Adesanya win by decision — but had been "hoping to see Cannonier" get the victory and the belt. "I'm not going to lie," he said.

Adesanya does not take too kindly to criticism

Israel Adesanya celebrates his win over Jared Cannonier.
Israel Adesanya celebrates his win over Jared Cannonier.Photo by Getty Images

At a post-fight press conference Saturday, Adesanya closed his statements by turning on media members who had criticized him in the past.

"You guys have a job to do, and I'm not criticizing you guys in particular — I kinda am, I kinda am," Adesanya said.

"But just remember this, I could do your job. I could do your job. You could never do my job."

Israel Adesanya criticized reporters at UFC 276.
Israel Adesanya criticized reporters at UFC 276.Photo by MMA Fighting / YouTube

He continued: "I appreciate you guys for what you do, but, not just for me, but for other fighters man, be mindful with your words. Be mindful with the way you clickbait. That shit is weak. That shot is weak.

"Because I know how YouTube works now, and I know how these interviews work. Just be mindful, because I could do your job, but you can't do mine. Just remember that. Thank you."

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